It is important to note that I love quality coffee. When consumed responsibly, coffee not only provides a shot of energy but also has health benefits such as improved physical performance, optimized cognition, aiding fat utilization, polyphenols, and magnesium. The key is to minimize coffee consumption to no more than 2 cups a day. I usually only consume less than 12 ounces a day. I also take a week’s break from coffee once a month and for an adaptogen brew such as Rasa monthly to allow my adenosine receptors to adapt.
On most weekdays, I wake up between 4:00am and 4:30am and begin my morning routine. My routine includes deep breathing, a cold shower, hydration, spinal homecare, stretching, meditation, gratitude, reading, and journaling. Then at 5:50am, I am out the door for exercise. As a pre-workout, I consume 6 ounces of black cold brew coffee. Around 8:30am, I drink my second 6 ounces of cold brew, but this one is special because it has added ingredients to unleash your inner superhero recovery and performance potential.
Ingredients for Recovery Coffee:
- 6 ounces of Organic Cold Brew Coffee. I prefer cold brew because it is prepped and ready in my fridge and has lower acidity.
- 1 scoop of Max Living Vanilla Purepath Bone Broth Protein. This is to help aid muscle recovery and provide the amino acids necessary for the synthesis of neurotransmitters.
- 1 scoop of Designs for Health D-Ribose. D-Ribose is a part of DNA and RNA structure and has been shown to aid ATP production. Improved ATP production helps muscle recovery, optimize energy, decrease pain, and improve cardiovascular function.
Add all ingredients to a mason jar and blend with a hand blender.
This drink will break a fast if following a strict intermittent fasting program. I consume my last meal around 2:00 pm to ensure I am still fasting for 16 hours on weekdays. In addition to this drink, I take three capsules of the Max Fit supplement shortly after training to further aid recovery and performance.